IDG Contributor Network: Weaveworks moves beyond Docker with plug-in for Kubernetes

An announcement coming today from networking vendor Weaveworks is interesting in and of itself, but even more so when seen in the broader context.

Weaveworks is the vendor behind Weave, a networking and monitoring tool for the Docker containerization platform. The company is today announcing the availability of a plug-in for the Kubernetes cloud-native operating system. Weave Net 1.5 works with the Kubernetes Container Networking Interface and allows multicast networking integrated with Kubernetes-based applications.

Weaveworks is talking up the applicability of this offering to specific verticals, in particular, the financial services industry:

“Multicast networking is a critical capability for solutions that manage microservices,” said Mathew Lodge, COO of Weaveworks. “Weaveworks has been at the forefront of container networking, developing technology that makes Docker container networking simple and easy to deploy. With this latest release, we’re now providing Kubernetes users in industries that make use of multicast networking the option for containerized applications.”